Houston Business & Contract Law – Attorneys for Contract Negotiation
An enforceable contract is a critical component of any business relationship. In fact, contracts are legal cornerstones of commerce in the greater Houston and Galveston areas and serve as important bulwarks against costly, time-consuming commercial litigation. Any individual or business owner who enters into a contract must understand its business law, real estate law and consumer law implications.
Unfortunately, contracts do not negotiate and draft themselves. Although there are many occasions in which it is suitable to use contract templates and other time-saving measures to outline the terms of a simple deal, contract negotiation is a common and highly valuable activity that can protect the interests of everyone involved.
Contract Negotiation in Texas Corporate Law and Business Planning
Many seasoned business owners believe that negotiating a contract is more art than science. While there is a grain of truth in this belief, it is important to understand that contract negotiation is also a well-defined, rigorous activity with clear roles and parameters.
It is equally important to understand that the nature of a given contract negotiation is likely to vary considerably in accordance with the type and scope of the contract in question. The parties to a particular contract negotiation must understand their relative positions, including any leverage brought to the table, and work their way toward the most amenable and equitable arrangement possible under those circumstances. Moreover, parties to a contract must be able to negotiate in such a way that reduces the likelihood of future contract disputes and minimizes the risk of future acrimony or “burned bridges.”
Common types of contracts that benefit from careful negotiation include:
- General and subcontractor arrangements
- Vendor and supplier contracts
- Statements of work
- Severance and commission arrangements
- Non-compete, non-disclosure and non-solicitation arrangements
- Residential and commercial real estate contracts
- Real estate lease contracts
To ensure the most favorable outcome, it is advisable to work with a seasoned contract negotiation attorney in all these matters.
Seasoned Houston Business Attorneys with Commercial Negotiation Experience
Regardless of the nature of the contract or the previous relationship – if any – between the parties involved, careful negotiation prior to drafting important contracts can save time, money and stress down the road. The Law Offices of Lambert & Jakob is staffed with two Houston business lawyers whose combined four decades of legal experience provides unparalleled insight and expertise in this complex, critical area of the law.
Whether you are a small business owner who operates throughout Fort Bend County or a Sugar Land contractor who wishes to ensure that your business agreements are equitable and enforceable in a court of law, we are happy to evaluate the merits of your case and provide any assistance necessary.
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For more information about how our Houston business attorneys can help with your business law and corporate law needs, including drafting contracts and contract negotiation, please call 713) 640-5700 or use the online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.